04:23PM | 09/30/03
Member Since: 09/20/03
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I have read through many topics here covering insulation types for an older house, but I am looking for specific recommendations or experiences. I have a 1928 balloon frame house, 2 stories, plus unfinished attic. I have heard about Icynene foam, but am concerned about expansion (plaster walls cracking). Another local (NYC) contractor recommends Tripolymer foam, but I hear it shrinks over time and can lose it's effectiveness. A product called Air-Krete becomes brittle when dry and may not hold up too well (also very expensive). Blown in fiberglass is said to increase dust (through outlets, creaks, etc.) and possibly cause cancer. Blown in cellulose can settle and I've heard it may negatively effect wiring and is no good if it ever gets wet. I don't want to rip out the walls. I would prefer to have it injected through the exterior walls. Any advice??


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